Last year, I went through a phase of trying to simplify and mainstream some areas of my everyday life. One of the areas that needed some trimming was my wallet. I had this tri-fold very fly and fashionable MCM wallet, but it was too roomy and kinda of bulky. It wasn’t that easy to grab and go, which was my vibe and lifestyle, at that time. So, I sold it on eBay and replaced it with a simple key wallet. Key wallets are great because they allow you carry all your basic necessities of keys, cash, and ID in one quick grab. However, I’ve now outgrown that lowkey lazy life and I’m in the market for a bigger grown-up womens wallets. Man, I’m annoyed that I sold my MCM one. Moving on!
You might be wondering “What’s a grown up wallet, anyway?” Well, my definition is a wallet that has allotted slots for cash, card, coins, and maybe a checkbook holder. Are there people that still carry their checkbook? Hmm? Anyway, some call them continental wallets or trifolds, but they tend to be longer, roomier, and have a compartment for all of your monetary and identification items.
Although you can find affordable and simple wallet anywhere, I would like my next wallet to have some character and personality to it. Fun colors, interesting textures, and functional details are just some of the things I want from my wallet. Luckily, I have found some options that are calling my name and my credit card number.
Handbags accessories have been really big over the past year. They have become an easy way to accessorize and customize your purse and bags. First there were those colorful puffs, which I loved and still do. Afterwards, the addition of small coin purses that people attached to outside of their bag for easy access to common needs such as cards and cash became the hot trends. Now, the newest way to accessorize your bag and make it stand out even more is with interchangeable purse straps.
Yes, you can now buy individual purse straps to switch on and off your bags. Actually, some major luxury brands such as Fendi and Valentino have gotten on on this trend and offer some obvioulsy gorgeous purse straps that you can add to any bag of choice. It’s a simple way to revive an older bag or add some character to your simple everyday bag. I love options!
If you love the possibility to create countless other purses with the simple changing of a strap, here are few options for you to consider.
Have you ever ran pass a brand and instantly become obsessed with every single item they have and decided that you need (at least) one of everything they make? Well, that’s how I felt when I saw Grafea bags. Seriously, I want one of each. Not only that, but I feel like I’ve come down with a serious case of FOMO (fear of missing out), because it seems like everyone knew about this brand, but me!
In case you are like me and hadn’t heard about Grafea handbags, here’s a little 411. Grafea is a handbag brand based out of England that, from I can see, makes some pretty freaking amazing leather backpacks and handbags. The quality looks superb and the design and styles of the bags are classic. They do a great job of incorporating fun and bold colors choices with clean and timeless bag silhouettes.
Even though I’ve practically fawned over every single item, including their multiple colors of coordinating bag pompoms, I’m in awe of their backpacks. They are offered in mini and regular sizes, but also are available in different color combos and prints. The Grafea camera bags also look luxurious and swoon-worthy, in their own right.
When the weather gets warmer and the days get shorter, I start gravitating toward smaller purses and bag. Currently, I’m all about camera bag purses. Apparently, camera bag purses are on the verge of having their moment.
Camera bag purses are designed after professional camera bags used by cameramen and photographers to carry around heavy cameras and equipment. Professional camera bags come in various shapes and sizes to accommodate the various sizes of cameras. However, most camera bag purse come in small, sleek shapes and with a crossbody strap. The design gives you enough room to carry the everyday bare essentials and the ease to throw it on and go. You have to love that!
Since most camera bag purses designs are very clean, they are classic enough to carry through many seasons and years. In case you are interested, I found a couple cute camera bag options that might interest you in joining the camera bag purse posse. I totally just made that posse up. However, I’m down to join if you are!
It’s has been quite a minute since I’ve done a highlighted a brand, but I couldn’t help myself after becoming obsessed with Guanabana Handmande bags.
I first spotted one Guanabana handmade bags while doing my daily scroll through ShopBop and was instantly floored with the beauty in these handmade, embroidered bags. Their bags are hand-knitted on crochet, which makes each piece unique and unlike any other bag. Guanabana handmade also makes totes, clutches, and bracelets. However, I’m dedicated to the beauty of their wayuu bags.
The wayuu bags are available in small or large and in solid colors or multi color. The bags are also adorned with large, handmade tassels and wide crocheted straps or thick braided handles for easy carrying.